El Salvador- Eye Exams and Glasses
Organized by: Kirra Denten
After such an amazing and successful trip to El Salvador in November 2011, this will be my 4th time returning to help provide eye exams and glasses for the awesome people of El Salvador. I have been extremely blessed by this experience. This year, I would like to invite others to help fund glasses/surgeries for patients unable to pay the nominal costs involved. I will be traveling with several Doctors and Optometric students through Vision Optometric Services to Humanity(VOSH). We will team up with FUDEM(a clinic based in the city of San Salvador) and their mobile team to go out into the rural cities throughout El Salvador. We will set up a clinic each day and see patients from early morning until late afternoon. In 2012, we examined over 1,500 patients in 5 days and last year over 3,000 patients in 5 days! Amazing! Your support and generosity of any donation amount will impact daily life greatly for some of these beautiful people like my 64-year-old friend Maria, who received her FIRST eye exam and glasses.